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In today’s news, there’s backlash in musical circles in the wake of the Super Bowl halftime show and Ojai Music Festival announces five future music directors. Also, violinist Itzhak Perlman to perform on Fiddler on the Roof Broadway recording, Korea’s classical music scene is buzzing and Decca Classics announce new senior management duo

The Washington Post

Why classical music fans are upset at orchestra’s Super Bowl spotlight

There’s been much backlash in musical circles in the wake of the Super Bowl halftime show

Classical Music Magazine

Ojai Music Festival announces five future music directors

California’s Ojai Music Festival, one of the most important events in the contemporary music calendar, has named its music directors for the next five years

The Strad

Violinist Itzhak Perlman to perform on Fiddler on the Roof Broadway recording

Violinist Itzhak Perlman has recorded a special bonus track for the forthcoming Broadway cast recording of Fiddler on the Roof

International Arts Manager

Universal Music’s Decca Classics announce new senior management duo

Alexander Buhr has been appointed managing director of famed London-based recording label, Decca Classics, succeeding Paul Moseley who moves up to senior vice president of strategic content and partnerships, Global Classics

The Korea Herald

Korea’s buzzing classical music scene

A classical music craze has swept over the country ever since young pianist Cho Seong-jin’s historic win at last year’s International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition

Die Welt

Thielemann neuer Schirmherr des Instrumentalwettbewerbes

Dirigent Christian Thielemann wird neuer Schirmherr des Internationalen Instrumentalwettbewerbes Markneukirchen

Musik-heute

Stuttgarter Opernintendant: Kommission für Schoner

Der Nachfolger des Stuttgarter Opern-Intendanten Jossi Wieler könnte gefunden sein

NMZ

Deutsch-polnische Musikfesttage widmen sich Kontrasten

Unter dem Motto «Kontraste» finden vom 4. bis zum 17. März die deutsch-polnischen Musikfesttage statt

Le Monde

Millepied  à l’Opéra de Paris : il était une fin

Sobre, les traits un peu creusés, Benjamin Millepied a présenté, mercredi 10 février, sa nouvelle saison 2016-2017

Washington Post

At 100, orchestra has a midlife crisis

On Thursday, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 100th birthday

BBC

Jimi Hendrix house retuned for future

They’re two properties side-by-side in one of London’s most exclusive districts

Twitter

Classical Diary @ClassicalDiary Mark Wigglesworth: @E_N_O needs to innovate to survive, that’s what the company stands for. theguardian.com/music/2016/feb…pic.twitter.com/pqeGepXTGn

Entrepreneur @Entrepreneur 50 Thoughts That Can Motivate You to Do Anything entm.ag/1INvpiV

Music History@today_classical #Today in 1830 Birth of German #composer Hans Bronsart VON #SCHELLENDORF #MusicHistory #classicalmusicpic.twitter.com/0gRtPHfNVd

Itzhak Perlman/ The Strad

Itzhak Perlman/ The Strad

(Written on February 11, 2016 )

In today’s news, The Guardian reports that ENO singers are to vote strike action and hundreds protest arts cuts in Cardiff. Also, Moscow wants Rachmaninoff’s body back and Paris inaugurates Europe’s most powerful organ

Classical Music Magazine

Leading opera figures protest plans for a ‘part-time’ ENO

A change.org petition is asking the board of English National Opera ‘to reconsider its plans to turn the company into a part-time organisation’

BBC Music Magazine

Daniel Hyde takes New York choir post

Daniel Hyde has been named as the new organist and director of music at St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue in New York

The Strad

Cellist Thomas Mesa wins 2016 Sphinx Competition $50,000 first prize

The annual Detroit contest, including senior and junior divisions, is open to black and Latino US string players

Arts Professional

Hundreds protest arts cuts in Cardiff

400 people gathered to challenge a potential £700k cut to the arts budget in the Welsh capital, which protesters say will threaten “the future of culture in the city”

Daily Mail

Battle between Classic FM and Radio 3 continues as BBC station accuses rival of being ‘put together by computer’ ahead of review into its output

The on-going battle between Classic FM and Radio 3 rumbles on after staff at the BBC station accused its rival of being ‘put together by a computer’

The Guardian

English National Opera singers to vote on strike action

On Friday, the chorus of English National Opera were on stage in front of more than 2,000 people as part of an exhilarating opening night of Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Die Welt

Russland will Rachmaninow zurück

Der Name des kleinen Ortes erinnert eher an Wagner, aber in Valhalla liegt einer der größten russischen Komponisten begraben: Sergej Rachmaninow

Musik-heute.de

Berenberg Kulturpreis an Musiktheater-Regisseurin Kautz

Die Musiktheater-Regisseurin Luise Kautz hat den mit 10.000 Euro dotierten Berenberg Kulturpreis erhalten

Klassic.com

Placido Domingo erhält Ehrendoktorwürde der Universität Pécs

Der Sänger und Operndirektor Placido Domingo hat eine weitere Ehrendoktorwürde erhalten. Die Auszeichnung wurde ihm von der Universität im ungarischen Pécs verliehen

Le Figaro

La Philharmonie de Paris inaugure «l’orgue le plus puissant d’Europe»

Composé de quatre claviers, de 91 jeux et d’un ventre capable de rendre les plus incroyables sonorités, l’orgue de la Philharmonie est un géant

The Washington Post

In Pedja Muzijevic’s recital, talk gets in the way of ‘Haydn Dialogues’

Classical concerts shouldn’t be locked into the same old formats. Unfortunately, the process of discovering new formats for them is fraught

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MasterclassFoundat’n @MMFmasterclass #AlbanBerg was born on this day in 1885. Here’s a clip from one of his most famous works – the opera #Wozzeck. http://bit.ly/1SmER0a 

BR_Klassik 100 Jahre – auch in der Musik. Würdigung einer Kunstrevolte.

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dpa/Die Welt

dpa/Die Welt

(Written on February 9, 2016 )


Classical News

In today’s news, ENO announces joint recipients of the ENO Mackerras Fellowship, Barbican announces 2016/17 season and Kaufmann cancels Met Opera Production. Also, Pianist Lang Lang wants kids to be excited about classical music and creative industries worth almost 10 million an hour

Fast Company

Virtuoso Pianist Lang lang wants kids to be excited about classical music

The world renowned pianist is combining his celebrity and youth to break down staid perceptions of classical music for young students

New York Times

Jonas Kaufmann Cancels Met Opera Production

Jonas Kaufmann, the star tenor, has canceled his performances in a highly anticipated new production of Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” that will open at the Metropolitan Opera next month

Classical Music Magazine

Barbican announces 2016/17 season

The Barbican’s 2016/17 season will include a celebration of music by Philip Glass, Steve Reich and John Adams, the European premiere of Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground and a major residency with Jonas Kaufmann

ENO Opera

ENO announces joint recipients of the ENO Mackerras Fellowship

Conductors Toby Purser and Matthew Waldren have been appointed as joint recipients of the ENO Mackerras Fellowship, the first time that the award will be shared by two conductors

Classical Music Magazine

Creative industries worth almost £10 million an hour

Figures published by the government show that the UK’s creative industries are worth £84.1 billion to the UK economy

FAZ

Wie Bayerns Regierung ein Gutachten verfälschte

Es sollte so schön sein: ein Konzertsaal in München mit Klenzes altem Marstallgebäude als Foyer. Doch das Kunstministerium täuschte die Öffentlichkeit über den Inhalt eines Gutachtens. Was steht wirklich drin?

Pizzicato

Liebreich setzt ‘Kultura Natura’ unter das Motto der Spiritualität

Alexander Liebreich Chefdirigent und Künstlerischer Leiter des Nationalen Sinfonieorchester des Polnischen Rundfunks (NOSPR) in Katowice, hat jetzt erste Informationen zu der Edition 2016 des von ihm geleiteten Festivals Kultura Natura bekannt gegeben. Es steht unter dem Motto Spiritualität und findet vom 13.-22. Mai statt

NMZ

Mit Konzerten gegen Fremdenfeindlichkeit – Opernhäuser wehren sich

Namhafte deutsche Opernhäuser wehren sich gegen ausländerfeindliche Stimmungsmache und setzten dabei auf die Kraft der Musik. Unter dem Slogan «Oper ohne Grenzen – Konzert für eine offene Kultur» hat die deutschsprachige Opernkonferenz am Montag in Dresden eine Konzertreihe angekündigt

El Mundo

El día que Elsa Sánchez entró en la Orquesta Nacional de España

¿Qué esconden los proceso de selección de las orquestas? Para averiguarlo, acompañamos a una joven violinista durante las pruebas de admisión para una plaza en la OCNE

Codex Flores

Bilanz 2014/15 der Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

Die Jahresrechnung der Saison 2014/15 der Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich weist einen Ertragsüberschuss von 71’408 Franken auf. Die Gesamtzahl der Eintritte in Zürich lag bei 107’297, das entspricht einer Auslastung von 70,5 Prozent

Twitter

Hello Stage @HelloStage_  Celebrating one of our favorite #composers, #HappyBirthdayMozart! http://www.hellostage.com

MonteverdiChoir&Orch@mco_london Good morning @cadoganhall! Looking forward to celebrating #Mozart260 here tonight with Mozart Symphony #40 & Requiem

Royal College Music@RCMLondonCongrats to #RCMOpera singers Angela Simkin & @SimonShibambu, announced as @TheRoyalOpera Jette Parker Young Artists http://bit.ly/23sKRYL

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(Written on January 27, 2016 )

Classical news

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine counts down the days to Christmas with 25 of the best Christmas carols and Andrew Clements discusses his top 10 classical CDs of 2015 for The Guardian. Also, Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles, which was last performed at the Metropolitan Opera in 1916, opens on New Year’s Eve

Classical Music Magazine

22 December: Bethlehem Down

This Christmas we count down the days with an advent calendar of the 25 best Christmas carols ever written, as voted for by 50 top choral experts from the across the UK and US

International Arts Manager

Bizet’s pearl fishers come to the surface for the first time in a century

A new staging of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers), which was last performed at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in 1916, opens on New Year’s Eve

The Guardian

Andrew Clements’ top 10 classical CDs of 2015

The best of this year’s releases, from Simon Rattle conducting Lutosławski’s Piano Concerto to Steve Reich’s minimal masterpiece Music for 18 Musicians

The Telegraph

The Christmas music that tells us who we are

Because we live in an increasingly secular society the culture of  Christmas has, within living memory, changed dramatically

Klassik.com

O du fröhliche bereits 200 Jahre alt?

Das berühmte Weihnachtslied “O du fröhliche” ist nach Recherchen des Weimarer Johannes Falk-Vereins älter als bislang angenommen

Musik heute

Mit Beethovens Ode “An die Freude” gegen Pegida

Einige tausend Menschen haben in Dresden am Montag friedlich gegen eine Kundgebung des islam- und fremdenfeindlichen Pegida-Bündnisses demonstriert

Klassik heute

Eugen Jochum Preis an Andreas Pascal Heinemann

Am vergangenen Sonntag, 20.12.2015, wurde zum dritten Mal der Eugen-Jochum-Preis durch dessen Tochter Veronica Jochum von Moltke vergeben

New York Times

Aix Festival Director to Step Down

Bernard Foccroulle, the general director of the Aix-en-Provence Festival, plans to step down from his position at the end of 2017, the festival announced on Friday

Le Figaro

Après Paris, Londres veut sa Philharmonie

Un rapport confirme le besoin d’une nouvelle salle qui pourrait voir le jour en 2023.

Twitter

Music Yuppy:@Music_Yuppy Happening music & culture blog is accepting talented new artists to feature http://bit.ly/1NU94Ci

Kings Place:@KingsPlace  We’ve something exciting to announce for 2016 – The London Podcast Festival will be @KingsPlace 23-25 Sep! Stay tuned for more info…

Things 4 Strings LLC:@Things4Strings Tricking Beethoven into Performing | The Saturday Evening Post – http://bit.ly/1Yu3NB7

Les Pêcheurs de Perles/ International Arts Manager

Les Pêcheurs de Perles/ International Arts Manager

(Written on December 22, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, English National Opera defends the need for cuts, The China National Traditional Orchestra seeks young fans for classical music and Kasper Holten has announced he is to leave ROH. Also, the British Composer Award winners are revealed and the opening night of the opera season at La Scala ends in disharmony

The Washington Post

Chinese orchestra seeks young fans for classical music

The China National Traditional Orchestra is fighting a battle familiar to anyone who performs classical music: getting young people to enjoy their art

BBC News

Royal Opera boss Kasper Holten steps down

Kasper Holten, the Royal Opera House’s (ROH) director of opera, has announced he is to leave the company at the end of March 2017 and return to Denmark

The Guardian

Opera season’s opening night at La Scala ends in disharmony

Behind-the-scenes recording after production of Verdi’s Joan of Arc reveals ugly spat between director Moshe Leiser and conductor Riccardo Chailly

The Telegraph

English National Opera defends need for cuts after opera heavyweights complain

English National Opera insists it must make cuts somewhere after being criticised by high-profile figures in the arts

M Magazine

British Composer Award winners revealed

Composers Michael Finnissy and Julian Anderson received two awards each at the 13th British Composers Awards (BCAs) ceremony, which also welcomed five first-time winners

FAZ

Was erlauben Hermanis?

Alvis Hermanis war an Europas Theatern ein gerngesehener Regisseur. Bis er dem Thalia Theater absagte, weil ihm die deutsche Flüchtlingspolitik missbehagt. Jetzt gilt er als Rassist. Zurecht?

Pizzicato

Chailly will « vergessene » italienische Opern an der Scala aufführen

Mit ‘Giovanna d´Arco’ hat der Musikdirektor der Mailänder Scala, Riccardo Chailly, die Saison 2015/16 eröffnet. Im Interview mit der Tageszeitung ‘Corriere della Sera’ sagte der Dirigent, er wolle in Zukunft « vergessene » Opern von Giuseppe Verdi an die Scala zurückbringen

Klassik.com

Konzertsaal München: Musikrat kritisiert geplanten Standort

Der Bayerische Musikrat hat den geplanten Standort des neuen Münchener Konzertsaals im Werksviertel am Ostbahnhof der Stadt als ungeeignet kritisiert. Die Umgebung trage internationalen Maßstäben an einen Spitzenkonzertsaal aus seiner Sicht nicht im erwarteten Umfang Rechnung, erklärte Präsident Thomas Goppel

The New York Times

The Best Classical Music of 2015

The classical music team of The New York Times shares its picks for the best performances of the year

San Francisco Classical Voice

Lisa Bielawa’s Vireo wins 2015 ASCAP Multimedia Award

Lisa Bielawa’s new opera, Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser, recently won the ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Multimedia Award, given in recognition for the opera’s “outstanding inter-related components”

Twitter

Spectator Culture:@CultureHouse Royal Opera’s Cavalleria rusticana isn’t nearly vulgar enough http://specc.ie/1NdwIpP

Campaign:@Campaignmag Listen to the 10 best radio ads of 2015 #CampaignAnnual http://bit.ly/1U6IK76  @Radiocentre

Royal College Music:@RCMLondon We’re thrilled to have been awarded £3.6m from @heritagelottery to redevelop the RCM #Museum http://bit.ly/1U6Izss

Kasper Holton/ The Guardian

Kasper Holton/ The Guardian

(Written on December 10, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Arts Council Ireland is suffering from ‘unnecessarily damaging’ cuts, Classic FM is to mark the centenary of Yehudi Menuhin with a 20-part series, and opera stars warn that cuts ‘threaten to destroy’ the English National Opera

The Guardian

Opera stars warn that cuts ‘threaten to destroy’ the English National Opera

In an open letter to the Times, Sir Antonio Pappano has called for the reinstatement of full seasons at the ENO, in the face of drastic cuts

Classical Music Magazine

Classic FM to mark Menuhin centenary with 20-part series

Classic FM is to mark the centenary of Yehudi Menuhin with a 20-part series presented by the conductor and violinist’s official biographer Humphrey Burton

Irish Times

Classical music: The Arts Council allows a crisis to go to waste

Times have been hard, but the decision to cut funding to three musical organisations is unnecessarily damaging

Classical Music Magazine

Liverpool Phil announces inaugural Christopher Brooks prize recipient

Bethan Morgan-Williams has been named as the winner of the inaugural Christopher Brooks Composition Prize

The Strad

Hadelich, Tetzlaff, Takács, Eighth Blackbird receive classical Grammy nominations

The nominations for the 58th annual Grammy Awards were announced on 7 December

FAZ

Knödelfabrik wird Konzertsaal

Bayern hat entschieden: Der neue Münchner Konzertsaal entsteht nun doch nicht im Stadtzentrum, sondern auf einem Industriegelände an der Peripherie. Damit setzt das Kabinett einen Schlussstrich unter eine fast 15 Jahre währende Debatte

Klassik Akzente

Musikalisches Schlüsselerlebnis – die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft forscht in Sachen Klassik

Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ist für ihre exzellenten Forschungseinrichtungen überall auf der Welt bekannt. Eine neue Studie widmet sich nun intensiv der klassischen Musik und den Hörgewohnheiten ihrer Fans

Pizzicato 

Dirigent Heinz Fricke gestorben

Der langjährige Generalmusikdirektor der Deutschen Staatsoper in Berlin, Heinz Fricke, ist tot. Fricke, der an der Musikhochschule in Weimar u.a. bei Hermann Abendroth studierte hatte, starb bereits am Montag im Alter von 88 Jahren in Berlin-Buch

El Pais

El embajador del tango

El pianista argentino Juan Esteban Cuacci, considerado desde niño como un músico prodigio, cuenta su experiencia durante siete años como director musical de Raphael

Hoy es arte

La locura musical de Nietzsche en cinco piezas

Detrás del gran bigotón de la filosofía moderna, del más arrebatado y original de los pensadores, había un melómano incurable que afirmó que “sin música la vida sería un error” y que quiso ser compositor y lo fue aunque con escaso éxito

Twitter

James MacMillanAwarded Knighthood in person this morning by HRH Prince William at Windsor Castle

Classic FMWe’ve teamed up with to find the Nation’s Favourite Christmas Carol – vote and win some gorgeous prizes:

BBC Music Magazine: Have a very Victorian Christmas.

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Sir Antonio Pappano has petitioned the ENO board to engage in a public examination of ways to protect the company. Photograph: David Rose/Rex/The Guardian

(Written on December 9, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Music makes £4.1 billion for UK economy, Martha Argerich becomes the 101st recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal, and BBC Proms Australia 2016 is announced. Also, Wigglesworth declares that the ‘ENO must stay at the Coliseum’

Classical Music Magazine

Inaugural BBC Proms Australia announced

The BBC Proms will be exported outside the UK for the first time in 2016

The Telegraph

Mark Wigglesworth: ‘ENO must stay at the Coliseum’

Mark Wigglesworth’s five-year term as Music Director of English National Opera got off to a splendid start in September with a new production of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

The Guardian

Wynton Marsalis: trumpeting controversial ideas of classicism

The talented jazz trumpeter-composer champions what many see as a regressive kind of conservatism. His new violin concerto is premiered tonight by Nicola Benedetti at the Barbican; are his forays into classical music further betraying the jazz cause?

BBC Music Magazine

Music makes £4.1 billion for UK economy

A new report from UK Music reveals the growing strength of the music industry

Gramophone

Martha Argerich awarded Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal

Argerich becomes the 101st recipient of the award

BBC Music Magazine

Barenboim on Beethoven

Daniel Barenboim on his relationship with Beethoven’s music

Die Welt

Soll ein Künstler eine politische Meinung haben?

Gustavo Dudamel möchte sich nicht politisch äußern, dirigiert aber auf staatlichen Veranstaltungen in Venezuela, die ein korruptes Regime stützen. Jetzt dirigiert er Mozarts “Figaro” in Berlin

Pizzicato 

‘Musikzentrum’ in Bochum im Zeitplan

Das ‘Musikzentrum’ am Marienplatz in Bochum ist am Werden. Um die Marienkirche, gebaut Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts, entsteht ein Neubau mit kleinem und großem Konzertsaal, die neue Heimat der Bochumer Symphoniker

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BYP

Das Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic (BYP) öffnet seine Pforten für die nächste Generation junger Musikstudenten: Rund 500 junge Musiker aus der gesamten Ostseeregion haben sich für die Ausbildungsprogramme und Touren des multinationalen Orchesters im Jahr 2016 beworben

El Pais

Adolphe Sax, padre del saxofón

Creador y obra protagonizan el último doodle, por el aniversario del nacimiento del creador y inventor, Adolphe Sax

El Mundo

La JORCAM acerca la música a todos los públicos con un ciclo de 29 conciertos

Los Teatro de Canal y la Joven Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid (JORCAM) han presentado la nueva temporada de Ciclo Ibercaja de música

Twitter

PRS FoundationOur Director blogs on the & the changing dynamics of the industry

AURORA:I sung Half The World Away for the Xmas ad this year!!! 

BBC Music Magazine : Remember remember the 5th of November. Here are 6 of the best pieces inspired by fire…

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Music makes £4.1 billion for UK economy/BBC Music Magazine

(Written on November 6, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s News, Classical Music Magazine announces British Composer Awards shortlist, The Guardian reports on English National Opera’s commitment to its core values & Classic FM announces big increase in number of listeners

Classical Music Magazine

British Composer Awards shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2015 British Composer Awards has been announced. It comprises 33 composers across 12 categories, including choral, sonic art, liturgical, and community or educational project, with 40% of those shortlisted being first-time nominees

The Guardian

We’ve turned the page, insists English National Opera

After a difficult year, the opera company affirms its commitment to its core values and central London base

Classic FM

Big audience increase for Classic FM

The world’s biggest classical music radio station has posted a significant increase in audience. 5.5 million people now listen to Classic FM each week, and they’re tuning in for longer

Klavier.de

Der türkische Pianist Fazil Say ist in Paris mit dem internationalen Säkularismus-Preis “Prix de la Laicité” ausgezeichnet worden. Die Verleihung fand am Montag im Pariser Rathaus statt

Musik Heute 

Dresdner Frauenkirche: Musikprogramm 2016 zwischen Wiederentdecken und Kennenlernen

Die Dresdner Frauenkirche lädt im kommenden Jahr zum Wiederentdecken verschollener und Kennenlernen neuer Kompositionen ein
 

Unos 60 expositores traen 100.000 discos este fin de semana a a la VIII Feria del disco de Madrid 

El Mundo 

El cantaor/cantautor sevillano era, en los 70, un héroe del flamenco político y un residente habitual de las comisarías. El jueves será celebrado por sus colegas

Twitter

Record Label A&R: A Huge List of Opportunities for Musicians 

LondonLifestyleAward:The award goes to . Congrats on being crowned London Live Music Venue of the… 

Music Yuppy Americana focused record label considering talented artists to add to their roster  
Sonic art category nominee Christopher Fox Photo: Sally Trussler Classical Music Magazine

Sonic art category nominee Christopher Fox
Photo: Sally Trussler
Classical Music Magazine

(Written on October 29, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Guardian reports on Rolf Hind’s new opera, Lost in Thought, which is inspired by the benefits of ‘mindfulness’. Also, The Times writes about ‘Mark Wigglesworth: The man trying to rescue ENO’, and Keith Harris steps down as PPL director

The Guardian

Vertical time: where mindfulness and music meet

The practice and proven benefits of ‘mindfulness’ have inspired Rolf Hind to create a new opera, Lost in Thought – perhaps the first ever to be as much a performance as a group meditation

The Times

Mark Wigglesworth: The man trying to rescue ENO

Mark Wigglesworth can be pleased that his tenure as music director at English National Opera is already going better than did his previous stab at running an opera company.

Classic FM

Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne play Mozart’s Rondo alla Turca

The legendary flautist and his wife turned the Mozart favourite into a fantastic flute duet backstage at Classic FM Live

Classical Music Magazine

Keith Harris to step down as PPL director of performer affairs

Keith Harris is to step down as PPL’s director of performer affairs at the end of 2015

International Arts Manager

San Francisco Opera appoint Shilvock as general director

Matthew Shilvock has been appointed as the new general director of San Francisco Opera(SFO), taking over from David Gockley who will retire in July next year

Tagesspiegel

Musik gegen die blutigen Bilder

Mehr als Kampf und Krieg: das syrische Exilorchester spielte in Bremen vor ausverkauftem Haus. Das Konzert soll nur der Anfang sein – das Ensemble will ab jetzt regelmäßig auftreten.

neue musikzeitung

Studie vorgestellt: Musikwirtschaft ist erheblicher Wirtschaftsfaktor

Es ist ja nicht so, dass die deutsche Wirtschaft nur aus der Automobilbranche besteht. Musik spielt be fast jedem irgendwann am Tag eine gewisse Rolle.

Klassik heute

Clemens Schuldt wird neuer Chefdirigent des Münchener Kammerorchesters

Der 32-jährige gebürtige Bremer, der Alexander Liebreich nachfolgt, tritt sein Amt im Herbst 2016 an; sein Vertrag läuft vorerst bis 2019.

La Croix

A Strasbourg, Francesco Filidei fait sensation avec son premier opéra

Le jeune compositeur italien, né en 1973, atteste d’une inspiration et d’un savoir-faire incontestables en évoquant la figure du dominicain Giordano Bruno.

El Mundo

Deezer lleva la música en streaming a la Bolsa francesa

Deezer calienta los motores para salir a Bolsa. El gigante francés de streaming de música, con más de 6 millones de suscriptores, está listo para su inclusión en el índice Euronext de París para finales de 2015.

Twitter

Max Richter Finishing the prep for the premiere of SLEEP on on Saturday night. Looking forward to playing the music live!

Classic FMHappy 70th birthday to ! We’re playing his wonderful music all day…

Royal Academy Music is ’s Young Artist of the Week:

News 24th HarrisKeith Harris
Photo: Richard Dawson/PA Images/Classical Music Magazine

(Written on September 24, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the ENO announces Glenn Close as star in Sunset Boulevard, and ‘Happy Birthday’ is ruled out of copyright. Also, The Guardian reveals career tips for opera singers, and reports on Met director Bartlett Sher’s decision not to use blackface in his new production of Otello

BBC

‘Happy Birthday’ ruled out of copyright

The company collecting royalties to ‘Happy Birthday To You’ does not hold a valid copyright to the song, a US federal judge has ruled

The Telegraph

Glenn Close to make West End debut in Sunset Boulevard

English National Opera announces Glenn Close to star in semi-staged production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard

The Guardian

Career tips for opera singers

From selecting a teacher to cultivating your vocal strength, four opera singers offer some sound advice

The Guardian

Decision to scrap blackface from Otello not complicated, says Met director

Bartlett Sher says the cultural implications in the US made its use ‘completely unthinkable’ despite its persistence in performances of Verdi’s opera

Classic FM

Classic FM extends partnership with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

RLPO principal conductor Vasily Petrenko spoke to Classic FM’s Jane Jones backstage at the Royal Albert Hall about extending the partnership between the orchestra and the UK’s favourite classical music radio station.

klassik.com

Auszeichnung für soziales und kulturelles Engagement wird erstmals vergeben

Komponistenverband ehrt ehemaligen Bundesinnenminister Gerhart Baum

neuen musikzeitung

Musik-Dienst Deezer plant Börsengang

Der Musik-Streamingdienst Deezer setzt noch vor dem Marktführer Spotify zum Börsengang an.

Die Zeit

„Happy Birthday“ ist Allgemeingut

Ein US-Gericht hat klargestellt, dass das Urheberrecht an dem weltweit bekannten Geburtstagskind ungültig ist. Ein Musikkonzern hatte die Rechte seit 1988 beansprucht.

The New York Times

San Francisco Opera picks Matthew Shilvock, an insider, to be its leader

The San Francisco Opera mounted a 10-month international search to find a general director to succeed David Cockily when he steps down after this season.

Le Parisien

Chassol, la Martinique pour partition

Chez Chassol, pianiste inventif se promenant entre pop, jazz et musique concrète, la vidéo constitue la matière première dont il use pour composer une musique hypnotique et rendre hommage à ses origines martiniquaises.

Twitter

Classical Music ‏@ClassicalMusic_  :@BBCRadio3 to air the premiere live broadcast of @maxrichtermusic‘s SLEEP: http://bit.ly/1V8iZCd 

Sinfini Music ‏@SinfiniMusic  :The latest #OperaStrip gives #Stravinsky‘s The Rake’s Progress the graphic novel treatment: http://bit.ly/1JzZhsU 

BBC Radio 3 ‏@BBCRadio3  :”…music is an illusion of a better world.” La Divina Maria Callas speaking in 1958: http://bbc.in/1Wfguk1 

News 23rd Sep

Lloyd Webber and Glenn Close rehearsing Sunset Boulevard for the Los Angeles and New York production of the show which went onto win 7 Tony awards/The Telegraph

 

(Written on September 23, 2015 )